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DEPRECIATION: A more or less permanent decrease in value or price. "More or less permanent" doesn't include temporary, short-term drops in price that are common in many markets. It's only those price declines that reflect a reduction in consumer satisfaction. While all sorts of stuff can depreciate in value, some of the more common ones are capital, real estate, corporate stock, and money. The depreciation of capital results from the rigors of production and affects our economy's ability to produce stuff. A sizable portion of our annual investment is thus needed to replace depreciated capital. The depreciation of a nation's money is seen as an increase in the exchange rate. This process is described in detail in the entry on the J curve.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY COUNCIL: A support committee of the Federal Reserve System that provides advice and input to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on matters dealing with consumer credit. The Federal Advisory Council (FAC) is comprised of 30 members, representing a broad spectrum of consumer related interests. The CAC is one of three Federal Reserve Board advisory committees. The other two are Federal Advisory Council and Thrift Institutions Advisory Council.;monetary economics;monetary policy;central banking;Federal Reserve pyramid;Federal Reserve System;Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System;Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System;Federal Reserve Banks;Federal Open Market Committee;Federal Advisory Council;Thrift Institutions Advisory Council;open market operations;discount rate;reserve requirements;fractional-reserve banking;banks;money;bank reserves;bank panic;business cycles;check clearing;money creation;macroeconomics

     See also | Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation | Comptroller of the Currency | monetary aggregates | barter | aggregate market | unemployment | inflation | bank balance sheet | gross domestic product | circular flow | goldsmith money creation | consumer demand theory |

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Activities that provide direct satisfaction of wants and needs without the production of tangible products or goods. Like the related term good, a service is produced using society's resources and represents a fundamental aspect of the economy. Limited resources are used to produce the services that satisfy unlimited wants and needs in an ongoing effort to address the problem of scarcity.

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